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Good place

Very good place for anyone to visit - interesting and well organised, with helpful staff and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting visit

First time to Souter Lighthouse yesterday. Very interesting. The place really is in a time-warp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, South Shields, SR6 7NH ..., South Shields, England
+44 191 529 3161
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good place for anyone to visit - interesting and well organised, with helpful staff and a variety of media used.

Thank Qtulip
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to Souter Lighthouse yesterday. Very interesting. The place really is in a time-warp, looking much as it did in the 19th century. There are keepers' cottages to explore, rooms full of interesting machinery, and of course the lighthouse itself, complete with huge Fresnal...More

Thank RayattheBay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on a whim. Really pleased that we did. Yes it was a lovely day which did enhance the visit but a real surprise nonetheless Special thanks to Ross and Elizabeth who were both knowledgeable and obviously liked their jobs and made the whole experience...More

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse was built in 1871 and was the first electric lighthouse. First of all you can have a look at the engines and volunteers tell you all about them. You can walk into where the lighthouse keeper lived with his family and at one...More

Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place to take the children, they were thoroughly entertained for an hour and half in the lighthouse, they looked around the engine room, went up the lighthouse tower where a dear old gentleman gave them some information on the light and pointed various landmarks...More

Thank Toni Y
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at the Souter lighthouse almost by mistake! So glad we did. At first we went to the café who informed us that we’d missed last entry to the lighthouse but to try in the shop, just in case they’d still let us...More

Thank SurreyTweety
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Souter is a very special, precious & magical place, especially for those of us with family links to it & brought up under the sound of the fog horn! Such a shame that it is now run by the National Trust: and with most people...More

3  Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Souter is a disused lighthouse with so much more. The lighthouse is still set up as it was years ago but with its place on the coast there are panoramic views and plenty of coastal walks including into the nice local town of Whitburn. A...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A friendly off the beaten track café, a good place to plan a stop while walking the cliff tops between south Shields and Sunderland (or the other way of course) hahahaha

Thank hannaballecter
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a few interesting hours here, the volunteers are very knowledgeable and answered any questions we asked, so Thank you for our visit.

Thank moonlight65
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Response from Toni Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do :)
15 May 2018|
Response from tynesalmon | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is disabled accessible with slopes instead of steps from adjacent car park to the south of light house , the cafe is easily entered with a wheel chair
16 August 2017|
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Response from TheUKwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hi You do pay and display for the car park unless you are a National Trust member and are displaying the correct colour sticker in the car window in which case it's free. Hope this helps.